Patriotic Sky

Incredible colors – blood red of the coming sun, a few rays of blinding white light,
and solid blue of the disappearing night… A real patriotic sky.

This footage was recorded from deck of the Harbor River Bridge, looking over Harbor Island.
About 2 hours later, I recorded the Hunting Island footage.

Church This Morning

4:30am this morning, I drove to Hunting Island (SC) and watched the sunrise.

I have been going to some beach nearly every week for years now – often several time per week…
I arrive always An hour or so before dawn, and never leave before the sun fully rises.

Never do I sense God’s presence more.
This is when I say my prayers, and talk to The Almighty.
So, here is what my church looked like this morning:

Sun Up, Drama Down

Sunrise April 29th on Harbor Island, South Carolina…
I listened to “No More Drama” by Mary J. Blige as I filmed this, so thought I would share the total experience.

So tired, tired of this drama
No more, no more
I wanna be free
I’m so tired, so tired

Broken heart again
Another lesson learn
Better know your friends
Or else you will get burned
Gotta count on me
Cause I can guarantee
That I’ll be fine

No more pain (no more pain)
No more pain (no more pain)
No drama (no more drama in my life)
No one’s gonna make me hurt again

Why’d I play the fool
Go through ups and downs
Knowing all the time
You wouldn’t be around
Or maybe I like the stress
Cause I was young and restless
But that was long ago
I don’t wanna cry no more

No more pain (no more pain)
No more game (no more game messin with my mind)
No drama (no more drama in my life)
Nooone’s gonna make me hurt again
No more tears (no more tears, I’m tired of cryin everynight)
No more fears (no more fears, I really don’t wanna cry)
No drama (no more drama in my life)
I don’t ever wanna hurt again
Wanna speak my mind, wanna speak my mind

Uh, it feel so good
When you let go
Of all the drama in your life
Now you’re free from all the pain
Free from all the game
Free from all the stress
So find your happiness
I don’t know
Only God knows where the story ends for me
But I know where the story begins
It’s up to us to choose
Whether we win or loose
And I choose to win

No more pain (no more pain)
No more game (tired of your playin’ game with my mind)
No drama (no more drama in my life)
No more, no more, No more, no more
No more tears (no more tears, no more cryin every night)
No more fears (no more waking be up in the morning)
No drama, no more in my life

No more drama, no more drama
No more drama, no more drama
NO MORE DRAMA
NO MORE DRAMA
NO MORE DRAMA
NO MORE DRAMA
NO MORE DRAMA
No more drama in my life
So tired, tired of this drama

Want to hear true talent?

Yesterday, my good friend Zack Walker and I were driving out to Harbor Island; and he popped in a CD… Turns out Zack and a friend got together yesterday morning to jam, and they recorded the audio on a computer… Zack burned a CD to get a feel for how they sound — and he just got around to listening with me in the car.

Once I heard it, I made him wait for me to make a copy… And I created mp3 files of the songs.
These guys are talented beyond belief! They are not rock stars, and not on American Idol… But they should be.

Listen to these songs below — The 1st 3 are originals!… Tell me what you think.

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In The Sun

The following video is a compilation of footage I took February 1st.
An awesome sunrise — there was a low cloud cover above the island, but the sky was clear on the horizon… So, the sunlight hit the clouds from below.

The song is by Coldplay, featuring Michael Stipe, and titled “In The Sun” — seemed appropriate.


In The Sun from Matthew Denton on Vimeo.

Ooyala Fire Channel

Ooyala.com has a new video management, editing, and hosting suite called Backlot… The download is free, and so is all management, editing, and uploading. They make their money charging a very fair fee for “minutes viewed’ of embedded video online.

Their viewer has 2 configurations – 3D and 2D… Toggle switch is on bottom right corner.
Comment back on which you like best.

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